Merge ubuntu-motu at lists into ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists?

Laurent Lyaudet laurent.lyaudet at
Wed Oct 18 19:57:26 UTC 2023

Hello :),

I found this list while searching contact information for this package:
Search Ubuntu MOTU Developers on the web page.
I think there must be a good number of packages where this list is
given as contact.

Best regards,
    Laurent Lyaudet

Le mer. 18 oct. 2023 à 02:45, Steve Langasek
<steve.langasek at> a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> There is a mailing list, ubuntu-motu at, that sees very little
> activity.  While MOTU as a concept still exists for those who are approved
> uploaders to universe but not main (, it's been
> quite some time that this list is not being used for discussions within that
> subcommunity of developers.
> Indeed, I think most MOTU are probably not tracking the list at all, and a
> look at the message history over the past 6 months shows the only threads
> started on there are from users asking for help with one universe package or
> another.  It's not clear to me how users are finding this as a contact
> address, but it's not a good experience for them; the list is infrequently
> moderated (I have the impression that it's less frequently than
> ubuntu-devel*), and there are only a handful of developers who answer on the
> list (myself, Robie, maybe a few others?).
> I'd therefore like to propose we close this mailing list and forward the
> address on to ubuntu-devel-discuss at, which at least has a
> larger subscriber base and is more likely to result in users getting help
> with their questions.
> Opinions?
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